Arab ar Rashaydah-al Barriya

Basic info

district
Community Association
bedouin

Resident

Number of Families
220
Tribe
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  • Rashaydeh
  • Sawarkeh
Names of Families
Al Basabsa, As Sunnaa’, Al Qreinat, Al Jreiyat, Ar Rweilat, As Sa’edat, Al Magharfa, AlJwefieen, and As Sawarkah
Farmers Origin/Family
From Ein Gedi
Refugees
official refugee status
Refugees Details
UNRWA cards

Spatial/Building

Land Ownership
private
Planning
approved plan
Planning - details
Detailed plan
Structure Type
  • concrete
  • stone

Infrastructure/Services

Access to Community
  • pedestrian
  • private vehicle
  • public transit
Water Access
authorized connection
Electric Connection
Health Care
  • permanent clinic in community
  • mobile clinic in community
  • clinic in distant town/village
  • clinic in neighboring village
Health Care - details
The closest medical center is in Tqoua' village. The nearest hospitals are in Bethlehem.
Location of Services
Bethlehem

Education

Kindergarten
yes
Location of School #1
Arab Arashaydeh Village
general description [school #1]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Primary school
Distances to schools [school #1]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #2
Arab Arashaydeh Village
Time to schools [school #1]
5 - 15 minutes
general description [school #2]
  • boys
  • girls
  • Middle school
Time to schools [school #2]
5 - 15 minutes
Distances to schools [school #2]
301 - 1000 meter
Location of School #3
Arab Arashaydeh Village
Distances to schools [school #3]
301 - 1000 meter
Time to schools [school #3]
5 - 15 minutes
Travel to school [school #1]
  • bus
  • easy walk
  • difficult walk
Travel to school [school #2]
  • bus
  • easy walk
  • difficult walk
Travel to school [school #3]
  • bus
  • easy walk
  • difficult walk
Accessibility to school [school #1]
3
Accessibility to school [school #2]
3
Accessibility to school [school #3]
3
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #1]
4
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #2]
4
Accessibility to school - STAFF [school #3]
4

History

History
The community was expelled from Ein Gedi in 1948. They were offered a planned area, Arab Arashaydeh village. Those that refused to settle in the planned area settled in this locality.

livelihood

Seasonal Movement
yes
Seasonal Movement - details
Some of the shepherds move in the winter to the eastern dead sea desert.
Community Initiatives
  • public building
  • woman employment
  • tourism
Initiative in the community - details
tourist tent
The kindergarten was initiated by a woman from the village. The road was paved by the village council.
Other Occupation
  • shepherding
  • temporary employment in Palestinian town
  • daily laborer
  • employed by PA
  • unemployed
  • agriculture
Main Occupation
shepherding
Woman's Occupation
  • taking care of the herd
  • taking care of the kids
  • housekeeping
  • teachers/kindergarten teachers
  • agriculture
  • unemployed
General Livelihood - details
The community relies mostly on their herds. A number of women of Arashaydeh work in the kindergarten. Others work seasonally in agriculture in Al Fara area in Nablus.

Threats and obstacles

Threats and Obstacles
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  • firing zone/closed military zone
  • nature reserve
  • close to settlement
  • road
Threats and Obstacles - details
Grazing areas are severely restricted as they are located within a closed military area or natural reserve.
Number of Demolition Orders
0
Number of Demolitions
0
Swap Start/End

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Southern West Bank, East of Hebron